Huawei to Help 1000 SMEs and Start-ups in South Africa

Huawei has announced that they are going to be investing R100 million in 1000 start-ups and SMEs in South Africa.

Huawei has announced that Huawei’s cloud business is going to be investing R100 million in 1,000 SMEs and start-ups over the coming three years in South Africa.

Huawei Cloud is committed to invest in the growth of our customers – the partners. Huawei Cloud is proud to announce our R100 million investment towards the development of South African partners.

Mark Chen, VP, Global Marketing and Sales Service, Huawei Cloud

We call it the Spark Programme. It’s a hybrid accelerator programme for the start-ups and SMEs, to support them to develop their business and solutions, and also help them to sell these solutions.

If you are a technical company, you are welcome to join us. We’ll also provide financial support, technical support of engineers, training and mentoring support, as well as go-to-market.

Jay Zhou, MD, Huawei Cloud SA

Africa is positioned to become one of the biggest global consumer markets within the next 10 to 15 years. E-commerce is exploding across the continent with the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in place and we couldn’t think of a better time to work with Huawei.

Dr Sumarie Roodt, Silicon Cape’s Strategic partner

In 2019, we opened an availability zone in South Africa, as the first cloud service provider to do so. This year, we will launch the third availability zone in Johannesburg, which will enhance our business in this market and provide competitive service to our customers.

Investment in public cloud is growing by 32%, while Huawei Cloud customers in SA increased by 150%, with revenue also increasing by 220%. In addition, the Huawei Cloud partner system in the local market grew by 80% in the past year.

In future, I think we still need to do more…my target is to build a trusted cloud in South Africa, and this cloud can be trusted by South African organisations.

Mark Chen, VP, Global Marketing and Sales Service, Huawei Cloud

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